The hidden village of Camp Marguerre (1915) in the Gouraincourt Forest gradually comes into view as you approach the signposted footpath. The encampment was at the rear of the German front lines and consists of concrete huts built on the orders of the German Captain, Hans Marguerre.
He built a concrete mixing plant and a camp here to test the uses of this material, which was vital for trench warfare. A tour of the site gives a clearer idea of everyday life for German soldiers before and during the Battle of Verdun.
On the same day visit: the Duzey Canons
Text: Practical guide – CDT Comité Départemental du Tourisme de la Meuse